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Old 09-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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six point leveling system by lippert

I have a 2011 silverback 29 re 5th wheel. I am thinking about putting this system on my 5th wheel. I would like to hear the pros and cons on this system before I have it install on my camper.
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We have the Bigfoot Quadra 4 point on our Cameo and it works great. The Cameo has a beefier frame only needs 4 points. The weaker frames have to have 6 points to level without distorting the frame.

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We have the Bigfoot Quadra 4 point on our Cameo and it works great. The Cameo has a beefier frame only needs 4 points. The weaker frames have to have 6 points to level without distorting the frame.

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I just had the quadra system installed on my Voltage at their MI facility and have been happy so far.

My decision was between the the lippert and quadra systems, and ended up with the ladder after reading so many issues with the former, plus I like the independent hardware on each corner (4 pumps/4 jacks).
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I have a 2011 silverback 29 re 5th wheel. I am thinking about putting this system on my 5th wheel. I would like to hear the pros and cons on this system before I have it install on my camper.
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I'm not going to enter into the frame discussion, but I will say that I have the 6 point level up system on my Infinity 3750 and it is fantastic. I had a Big Foot 4 point system on my Georgie Boy Class A that worked well too. The LCI six point system has been flawless. It has only been two years, but I have had the feet up and down several times. I had some questions on the system operation right after I bought the 5th wheel and found the factory techs very accessable and friendly.

No complaints.
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Seems to me whatever the frame more would be better.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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I'll never have another trailer that does not have the hydraulic leveling system.

One thing you might want to consider is that it's pretty expensive to add and you won't get anything back when you trade it in. If this is a trailer that you intend to keep for a long time, go for it, but if you are likely to trade it in the next few years you might want to wait and buy a new or newer trailer with it.
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Seems to me whatever the frame more would be better.
You know what they say...
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our Infinity came with the 6 point Lippert system auto leveler, works well & is pretty slick to watch as it does it's thing....
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We too have the Big Foot leveling system. Over 4 years of fulltiming with it and it still works great. Hugs, Di
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The Cameo has a beefier frame only needs 4 points. The weaker frames have to have 6 points to level without distorting the frame.
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Has nothing to do with frame strength since our DRV Mobile Suite has a much better frame than a 12" I beam Cameo - HAS everything to do with your preference, dealers cost at time of install or lifting capability over-lift safety factor they wanted to offer. With 4 Bigfoots at 17k lbs. lift you have 68K capability (more than enough). With 6 Lipperts at 17K you have 102K (WAY more than enough lift).

So what are the differences? Well if you are doing an after purchase install - the Bigfoots are self contained, each unit has a motor, pump and reservoir of hydraulic fluid; only needs electric from a central location. This makes it an easier install after market. The Lippert has one pump and reservoir with a control panel, lines running to each jack and all that encompasses. You must have room for the pump and reservoir, lines and control panel.

Go with the Bigfoot, it will be a much easier install in your case.
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Personally, I would not get the Lippert system, new or after market due to the history of Lippert products. Big Foot has been in the business a long time.

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I don't know Ken, there are a LOT of people with Lippert gear on their trailers. As far as I know, there is only one high end manufacturer that offers Big Foot any more.
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Big Foot still have landing gear? If, does it also qualify as a 6-point system? Part of the Lippert system is the landing gear. I ask because I do not know.
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Lippert Leveling System

I have the six point leveling system from Lippert on my 5 er and I absolutely love it. The auto level works great as long as you are not to unlevel. But if you are you can also operate the system in manual mode and it works great. I have never had a problem with the system and would buy it again. I also think the trailer is a lot more stable with the six point system and you don't rock as much while walking around and doing things inside the trailer. I would just be sure I found a reputable person to install this because if not properly installed it could affect the frame of your trailer.
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